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GPhC wants 'more effective booking process' after exam chaos

The GPhC has said it will seek to "arrange a more effective booking process" for future registration exams after many faced difficulties in March. 

Pharmacies giving 17 unpaid consultations per day

The average community pharmacy in England conducts 17 'informal' patient consultations each day, PSNC has found. 

Covid vaccination status sees NHS app registrations rocket

PHE study shows that two doses of Covid-19 vaccine are highly effective against the B.1.617.2 Indian variant.

Covid-19 vaccine booster study launches in UK

Initial results from trialling seven vaccines are expected in September to inform plans for a booster programme.

Report reveals spread of Covid across England

A report released today reveals the extent to which Covid spread through communities in England during the pandemic.

Boots profits fell by 254% in 2019-20

The 2019-20 financial year saw Boots' profits fall by more than 250 per cent compared to the previous year according to a Companies House report.

Northern Ireland govt starts clawing back Covid pharmacy funds

Community pharmacies in Northern Ireland are to begin repaying a £35m Covid advance from the Government from this month onwards. 

Boots parent pledges $350k for Covid relief in India

Walgreens Boots Alliance has pledged $350,000 to help tackle the dramatic surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths in India.

Diabetes diagnoses double in 15 years

Cases of diabetes diagnoses have doubled in the last 15 years, according to charity Diabetes UK. 

Record number of urgent cancer check referrals in March

Over 230,000 people with suspected cancer were seen as the NHS began to recover after a winter surge in Covid cases.

Sigma starts providing lateral flow tests to pharmacies

Community pharmacies can now order lateral flow tests from Sigma Pharmaceuticals to use as part of the Pharmacy Collect service.

Boots UK has launched a £65 home-use PCR coronavirus test aimed at those looking to travel abroad this summer. 

Pharmacies in NI deliver 35,000 vaccines in six weeks

Community pharmacies across Northern Ireland have administered more than 35,000 Covid vaccines in the six weeks since the roll-out began.

Report reveals impact of Covid on female health workers

The NHS Confederation's Health and Care Women Leaders Network found "a significant rise" in female staff reporting poor health.

Melanoma diagnoses fall 28% during pandemic

The number of melanoma diagnoses fell 28 per cent from April to November 2020 compared to the previous year. 

GPhC announces 88% pass rate in first online exam

Eighty-eight per cent of candidates sitting the online registration assessment in March achieved a pass, the GPhC announced this morning.

Massive rise in mental disorders among health workers in Covid peak

The first peak of the Covid pandemic last year saw a 300 per cent rise in healthcare workers suffering from mental health problems.

Pharmacy capable of delivering millions of Covid jabs, survey finds

Over 90 per cent of community pharmacists would be eager to take part in an annual Covid-19 booster vaccination programme similar to the flu jab service given the right funding and support, a new survey shows.

Contract talks start for 2021-22 after Covid delays

Formal talks on contractual arrangements for the 2021-22 funding year have kicked off between PSNC, NHS England and the DH. 

Covid app used over three million times

An app revealing the number of Covid cases within one to 10 miles of someone’s home has been used over three million times.

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